Obesity is one of the most important health problem in modern society and constant studies are still in progress domestically without the effective treatment so far. The objective of this study is to analyze the recent trend of the studies about obesity in oriental medicine and to provide background for further studies. Methods All of the articles in the journal of ``Korean oriental association for study of obesity`` were collected published after 2006. Search were conducted through ``http://oasis.kiom.re.kr`` and the journal of ``the Korean academy of oriental rehabilitation medicine``(January 2006~October 2010) with the search word obesity . Collected articles were classified into clinical study, experimental study, literary study, case report. Results Total 177 articles were analysed. The number of studies were increasing until 2008 and went down afterwards. According to the classification by the type of study, percentage of clinical study took 45.2%, experimental study took 31.6%, literary study took 14.7%, case report took 8.5%. Conclusion Domestic clinical studies and experimental studies are conducted more focused on the treatment and diagnosis of obesity. Future study on the obesity should be focused on the prevention in the aspect of public health and social cost.